Top cellphone makes in South Africa

New research report by Analytix BI reveals the most popular and fastest growing mobile phone brands in South Africa

July 19, 2012
Smartphones

A new reported by Analytix BI, titled South Africa Country Report: Telecommunications Market, revealed that Nokia is the most popular mobile phone brand in the country.

According to the report, the top 3 makes of mobile phone in 2011 based on total users in South Africa were Nokia, Samsung and Blackberry.

“The percentage of cellphone/mobile subscribers using a Nokia increased from 37% in 2008 to 46% in 2011,” the report stated.

The biggest loser over the last four years was Motorola. “The number of Motorola users decreased in proportion from 12% in 2008 (3.8 million) to 2% (<1.0 million) in 2011,” the report stated.

The biggest winner was BlackBerry. “Blackberry showed the most aggressive increase in total users – from 41,570 users in 2008 to 1.5 million in 2011.”

The following graph shows the top makes of cellphone in South Africa in 2011 based on total users.

Top mobile phone makes

Top mobile phone makes

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